Building Blocks Family Counseling is excited to introduce Sherri Armitage, LPC.
Get to know Sherri below!
Being from a small town in a rural area, I was not exposed to Counseling. As with most small areas, mental health was ignored, shunned, and shoved under a rug. Because of this background, I understand just how difficult it can be to ask for help. My desire is to provide a warm, safe environment for anyone seeking guidance and clarity.
There has always been an innate desire within me to help others. I originally began my college career with the goal of teaching Special Education, however with my first Psychology class, I realized Counseling was my true calling.
I completed my Bachelor’s in Psychology from Georgia Southern University in 2008. Throughout college I worked largely in childcare, as well as special education classrooms in the school system. At one placement I worked exclusively with children diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. In 2011, I married the love of my life and graduated with my Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South University- what a busy year! Having completed my internship at a Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Stabilization Unit, I realized a passion for those with substance use disorders and severe and persistent mental illnesses. For the past 5 years, I have worked at Recovery Place in Savannah, GA as a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Professional. I have received training and supervision in treating those with complex issues, including co-occurring disorders and trauma. I also have a very special interest in treating eating disorders.
In 2014 I became mother and knew our life would change drastically, as I wanted to both be a present mother and keep my professional career. Marriage and parenthood have taught me more about myself and life than I ever imagined. “Balance” has become my internal motto, as a I’m ever learning how to manage all that comes with having a family.
If you’ve come to a place where you are struggling to know how to move forward, are feeling run down with life’s challenges, or are just feeling lost on your journey, let me help you brave the path. I look forward to working with you.
Contact us today to schedule your first appointment with Sherri!